Post-Hurricane Matthew Restoration Underway On 10 miles of Dune Line In South Brevard Beaches
By Space Coast Daily // April 15, 2017
Work will be completed by May 1
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department has begun a project to maintain roughly 10 miles of dune line in the South Beaches to repair damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.
The project will place approximately 96,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand along the dune line to reestablish the slopes found before the storm.
Once sand is placed, 375,500 sea oats will be planted along the newly constructed dune. Work will be completed by May 1.
The project will restore sea turtle nesting habitat, provide storm damage protection for upland structures and infrastructure, and maintain the beach and dune system so valuable to residents and tourists alike.
Funding for the project will be shared between FEMA, the State and Brevard County, with the County share provided by the Tourism Development Office “bed tax” dedicated to maintaining Brevard’s beaches.
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